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Martini Italian Bistro

$$ - $$$
East Louisville
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4021 Summit Plaza Dr, Louisville, KY 40241-8103
+1 502-394-9797
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time here and we loved it! Our drinks were yummy--try the Millionaire Row Bourbon Martini--and THE FOOD!!!! Our salads were fresh, crisp, and tasty. We ordered the lasagna and the veal Parmesan. We both thought they were delicious, and the servings were huge. We took half of each home. We will be back!!!

Thank Charlene H
Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Martini is a cozy Italian restaurant in north-eastern Louisville. The menu is varied, with some standard, some more interesting Italian dishes, a quirky selection of hearty salads, and excellent surprises-one member of our party had fish and chips-the best he's had since he left England, he reported. Service is attentive but not overbearing,meals are served promptly and at appropriate temperatures,... More 

Thank traveller2149
Louisville, Kentucky
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went in for lunch at 11:55. Place was almost empty but quickly filled. The waitress was very slow. Asked for a refill on my drink and waited 10 minutes. Asked for a dessert menu and waited 15 minutes!!! The food was very good. I had the Lobster and Crab Porvono. They have the BEST Tiramisu!!!! Also had calamari for appetizer.... More 

Thank kodiak72
Louisville, Kentucky
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133 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Have been here on several occasions and have always been happy with my food and service. Tonight we came in because a portion of the nights proceeds were going to APRON, a charity that helps restaurant workers with medical bills etc. Anyway, we had the goat cheese appetizer, a side salad (just get the house dressing) and cesar salad. Our... More 

Thank tanyap924
Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Service is incredible, food is fantastic and the interior of this restaurant is gorgeous. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates good Italian food

Thank Yumi P
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The food is good but the service is PAINSTAKINGLY SLOW!! We were a table of 2 and we waited 30 minutes between EACH "drop off". We got our wine THIRTY minutes later we were served our salads, THIRTY minutes after that our entrees. THIRTY minutes after that we ASKED for our bill!! We may have ordered dessert but couldn't stay... More 

Thank Linda H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We have been dining at Martini's since it opened as part of a chain restaurant group. It is now an independent restaurant that continues to improve and impress on all levels. My husband and I wanted to go out to eat and realized we hadn't been to Martini's in a long time. Luckily, I had the good sense to make... More 

Thank Karen F
Louisville, Kentucky
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191 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Service wasn't great. I think our server may have been somewhat new. The food was good, but nothing special. Lots of gluten free options. I did enjoy the piano player, but couldn't really hear the music once we were seated. I would recommend having a reservation. Was about $70 for 2 before tip. We had 2 entrees and an appetizer.... More 

Thank Lindsay F
Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Drinks, food & service. Families, couples, large groups, business lunches! Martini has been locally owned for several years and it shows (in a good way) As the name suggests, they have an extensive selection of craft martinis- several of which are available for $5 during Happy Hour (which also includes food specials 3-7pm, M-F) They don't have any draft beer,... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful location for a date. Nice and dressy, good food and great drinks. I enjoyed the "apparition" martini (delicious and not too sweet) and we both had pasta. It was very busy and our waitress was new at the job, but the Italian style seating gave great ambiance!

1 Thank RobsLady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4021 Summit Plaza Dr, Louisville, KY 40241-8103
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighbourhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-394-9797
"Essentially and authentically Italian..." Best describes this comfortable yet sophisticated locally owned restaurant and bar.

Whether you're stopping in for lunch or dinner to savor the generously portioned and exquisitely flavored pastas, pizzas, meats and seafood dishes, Martini Italian Bistro is everything you love about Italy and more.

We are proud to offer a made-from-scratch menu, serving only the freshest of ingredients to ensure a dining experience that is sure to delight. Our Chefs are able to modify any dish to taste and accommodate any dietary needs you may have. We also offer a choice of whole wheat or gluten free pastas as well.

The bar at Martini Italian Bistro is in a class all its own. We are honored to house a bar program that produces local and regional award winning mixologists. Our fully stocked bar comes complete with a menu of over 60 handcrafted martinis, a Bourbon selection to please any novice or aficionado, and an extensive wine list that blends the best of California, Italy, France and beyond.

Ultimately, Martini Italian Bistro is great people delivering genuinely hospitality. We are passionate about creating a memorable dining experience for our guests and look forward to serving you soon!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?